Blue Ribbon panel cites Binay pal Limlingan, 13 others in contempt

Blue Ribbon panel cites Binay pal Limlingan, 13 others in contempt

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Monday cited in contempt 14 personalities connected with the alleged corruption activities of Vice President Jejomar Binay and upheld the order of arrest earlier issues against three others. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the committee, cited in contempt: – Binay’s finance officer Gerardo Limlingan – […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

By Jerome Cartillier Washington, United States (AFP)  – US President Barack Obama warned in a speech on Wednesday that the threat from global warming poses a national risk rivaling that of terrorism, and should be seen as a top security priority. In a commencement address for new graduates of the US Coast Guard Academy, Obama […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a meeting at the Headquarters of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington D.C. on 14 May 2015, MCC Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde and Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reaffirmed the strong partnership between the Philippine Government and MCC. Secretary Soliman noted that the partnership contributes […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

(Relaxnews) – They’ve conquered the US, and now Burger King’s Chicken Fries are being rolled out in restaurants across CANADA. The new menu item, which features white meat chicken coated in a light crispy breading seasoned with savory spices and herbs, is being supported by a cheeky campaign that chronicles the budding affair between a love-hungry […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Los Angeles City Council approves $15 minimum wage

Los Angeles City Council approves $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES – This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15.00 an hour by 2020, plus an additional one-year “phase in” period for small businesses, bringing all workers to $15.00 by 2021. Councilmember Paul Krekorian played a leading role in shaping the legislation. “This is […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
MNLF chairman asks Congress: Pass BBL now

MNLF chairman asks Congress: Pass BBL now

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) central committee on Monday asked for the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. In an address at the Senate public hearing on the BBL, MNLF central committee chairman Datu Abul Khayr Alonto said they stand with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No politics for Dingdong in 2016

No politics for Dingdong in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After being named one of the senatorial bets of the Liberal Party (LP), Dingdong Dantes clarifies that he is not running for any position in the 2016 elections. Together with Dingdong, LP also listed Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and MMDA chair Francis Tolentino, among others. “Karapatan […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

(Relaxnews) – Theme park Six Flags New England has launched its new, hotly anticipated roller coaster Wicked Cyclone. One of only a handful of hybrid coasters in the world, meaning it is made from both steel and wood, the ride is said to convey “the powerful force of Mother Nature.” It stands 10 storeys high, […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Paul & Joe brings Spanish flair to its Summer 2015 makeup line

Paul & Joe brings Spanish flair to its Summer 2015 makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Paul & Joe Beauty is paying tribute to Spain and its steamy summer nights with the new Midnight Sangria makeup line, which goes on sale this June. Everything in this new collection calls to mind the land of flamenco dancing and sangria, from the luminous colors and sumptuous textures to the packaging and […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

(Relaxnews) – There’s growing unrest among Danish chefs. Some of the same players who helped draft a culinary manifesto about 10 years ago and codify the pillars of New Nordic Cuisine are growing disgruntled and irritated at the term they helped define, reads a lengthy, introspective blog post from the Nordic Food Lab, a group composed of […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
White House gets busy to save the bees

White House gets busy to save the bees

(Washington-AFP) – The White House unveiled Tuesday a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment. Honey bee pollination alone adds $15 billion in value to US crops each year, wrote John Holdren, one of President Barack Obama’s main […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 percent faster than average under intense pressure, a study published on Wednesday claims. A series of tests commissioned by Dunlop Tyres in conjunction with University College London (UCL) found that extreme sportsmen and women performed significantly better under […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL prepared to help boatpeople

PHL prepared to help boatpeople

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Tuesday 5/19/2015 – The Philippines said Tuesday it was ready to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, as its Southeast Asian neighbours faced outrage for turning them away. The Philippines is obliged to help the migrants, many of whom are fleeing persecution, because it is party to the 1951 United Nations convention on […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

(Relaxnews) – A study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that for adults at risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids could have a positive effect of cognitive flexibility. Looking at 40 cognitively healthy older adults between the ages of 65 and 75 who were carriers of the gene […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

In California an estimated 15,867,909 individuals, including 6,324,503 women and 3,351,780 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services, U.S. News ·
French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

(Relaxnews) – Dressing the part is the first step towards improving your game, and the greats know what works in terms of the best fabrics and materials when it comes to choosing their gear and clothes. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what they’ll be wearing in Paris for the French Open, which gets […]

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

(Relaxnews) – Cookie lovers will be pleased to hear the sweet news that Oreo is releasing a limited edition S’mores flavored snack this week. The treats will hit shelves in the US on May 22, Time reports, and will comprise a chocolate marshmallow filling sandwiched between two graham crackers. Oreo has a long history of […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the arrival of “David Bowie is” in Melbourne, David Bowie is releasing an exclusive, limited edition 7″ of his 1983 single “Let’s Dance.” The yellow vinyl edition will be out on July 16 as an exclusive to the Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, which will be […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
American TV legend David Letterman bids farewell

American TV legend David Letterman bids farewell

(New York-AFP) – The king of late-night American television, David Letterman, broadcasts his final show Wednesday, ending a 33-year run of unpredictable, caustic comedy that set him apart. The longest-serving nighttime talk show host in US TV with more than 6,000 shows to his name, 68-year-old Letterman has been honored with tributes in US media, […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

(Relaxnews) – After keeping things natural and subtle at the start of the Cannes Film Festival (headbands, nude makeup), celebrities broke out their more glamorous beauty looks over the weekend. The gaze is emphasized by smoky shadow or cat eye liner, while classic red hues and shiny glosses bring out the lips. While designer gowns […]